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1963 Ducati Diana 250

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Diana sold for $9,000. 5-11 Update: After not meeting reserve at $6,900, this beautiful Ducati Diana 250 is back up for sale here on eBay. The sport model of Ducati’s bevel-drive singles, the Ducati Diana 250 was an absolute beauty that was able to “hunt down” the competition – this was the Italian of …

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Foggy Monster – 2002 Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty Edition

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If you’re looking at the number of championships and individual race wins, Carl “Foggy” Fogarty is the most successful racer to ever rule in World Superbike. In 2002, Italy’s most famous motorcycling firm released the Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty Edition, to honor Foggy himself. Today we’ve got a reasonably priced example of this 1 of 300 limited edition Monster.

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1986 Ducati 750F1

In Italy, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 4 bids on eBay, this Ducati 750F1 sold for $12,500 Ducati’s last stand before being sold to the Castiglioni brothers, the 750F1A featured hand made aluminum tanks, floating rotors, and other features designed to make it a race bike for the street. Raw and uncompromising, it was slightly down on power but an excellent handler – and …

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Sounds Like Opera – 1980 Moto Guzzi LeMans II CX100

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Post Sale Update: This CX sold for $6,299 after 27 bids on eBay. The successor to the legendary 850cc Le Mans, the Moto Guzzi LeMans II CX100 was created to satisfy the American mantra of “no replacement for displacement” and as competition to the BMW R100RS. Guzzi took the engine and lower fairings from the 1000SP sport tourer, and threw …

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1997 Moto Guzzi Centauro

In Cruiser, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: Despite 15 bids on eBay, this Moto Guzzi Centauro Racer did not meet reserve at $6,110 Designed for the 75th anniversary of the MG factory, the Moto Guzzi Centauro was a limited production model (just 1918 ever built) that was a sporty variant of the classic Italian cruiser with very distinctive bodywork, made out of bodywork that the …

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1988 Moto Guzzi NTX650

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Very few people know that in the 80s, Guzzi tried their hand at the large-displacement dual-sport market that BMW blew open with the GS. After a pretty poor first attempt with the 650TT, the Italian company made several revisions and released the Moto Guzzi NTX 650 (the NTX stands for Nuevo Tipo Cross). By some accounts, just 24 of these …

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1983 Moto Morini 500 V Sport

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Most riders think of the 3 1/2 when they hear Moto Morini, but the firm was also known for their 500 Sei-V that was produced a decade later…to very little fanfare. What was once a classically beautiful motorcycle became an odd jumble of plastic and angular lines as the Italian company tried to compete with bikes coming out of Japan.

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Worth the Risk? 1996 Aprilia RS250

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I’m one of the many that believe the RS250 is the best 250 street bike the world has seen in decades. One of the best-handling bikes ever made, Aprilia worked their chassis magic around a reworked engine from a Suzuki RGV250. It produced a nutty 69 horsepower from a 250cc 2-stroke engine, and redlines at 12,000rpm (which is good, because …

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1971 Ducati 450 RT Desmo

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Not many people know it, but Ducati had a one-year, one-time-only foray into the world of motocross. The Ducati 450 RT Desmo was created and imported after its American importer convinced them to bring a big thumper dirt racer to the states.

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1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado Police

In Cruiser, Italy by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: The seller has notified me that this bike has now moved on to its next owner. Post-Listing Update: This Moto Guzzi Eldorado Police did not meet reserve on eBay, despite 24 bids up to $6,400. 4/27 Update: This fantastic Eldorado is now up for sale on eBay. Find it here in Vail, Arizona with bidding up to $5,100 …

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1980 Moto Morini 3 1/2

In Italy, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

4-24 Update: This Moto Morini 3 1/2 is back up for sale with bidding up to $3,550 here on eBay. Post Sale Update: After 19 bids on eBay, this Moto Morini 3 1/2 did not meet reserve at $3,200. The Moto Morini 3 1/2 is one of those bikes that isn’t well known but has amassed a cult following that’s …

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1996 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100

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Post-Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 sold for $5,899. Moto Guzzi fans are few and far between in this country, but they’re a passionate group. Big bikes with lovely, torquey V-Twin engines, Guzzi is best known for cruisers and standard bikes. But the Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 was a beautiful deviation from the norm.

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2001 Ducati MH900e Evoluzione

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Post-Sale Update: After 17 bids on eBay, this Ducati MH900e Evoluzione sold for $16,700. After not seeing one of these for about a year, I feel like a bunch of these Ducati MH900e Evoluziones are coming out of the woodwork. With two that have sold in the last month for at least $20,000, it looks like another seller is trying …